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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
of national security, foreign policy. one question in particular got a rise out of him about his u.n. ambassador, susan rice. in his first full press conference since march, president obama was asked about the criticism of u.s. ambassador susan rice, his likely choice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: rice has come under fire from some republicans for initially stating in television interviews that the september attack on an american consulate in libya appeared to be the result of a spontaneous demonstration. >> as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house, in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: and that's just what senator john mccain did a short time later. he has been one of rice's fiercest critics. >> first and foremost, the president of the united states, the commander in chief is the most responsible. and i hop
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am PST
through chinese eyes and asian eyes. as a result, i think what's lacking in our foreign policy and in our policy is we have an american exceptionalism. we consider ourselves like obama said the indispensable nation. we don't have the compassion to see the world as a globe which we are a partner. we are operating on the edge of a very dangerous precipice where we continue to contain and find and fight enemies and find a reason to blow our military budgets. >> other nations feel that way about their countries. >> that's not true. no country felt they were the inndispensable nation. >> china? >> one foreign base. we have 800 plus bases. china has not a history of aggression. the united states does. we deal with this in the book. ok. >> i want to talk to you about david petraeus. your you're a former military man. do you believe he should have resigned? i'm curious about your thoughts about him. >> he's part of the military machine that's come into existence since 2001. and i don't understand all the furor. i mean in american media, they praise him as a hero. i d
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